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Vintage Cottage on Otsego Lake Golf Course Near Glimmerglass

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) near Cooperstown

Just steps away from the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. At the head of Otsego Lake, a short drive away from the Dreams Park and all the museums and attractions of Cooperstown, enjoy this classic and exclusive location at a very affordable price.

Wifi, wide-screen Hi-def TV with premium cable, a great porch with barbecue: enjoy this spacious home on a large private property with family or friends. It's stocked with books, games and more.

A master suite with queen bed, and a two-twin bedroom, each with an en-suite bathroom, and a double and a single bedroom with shared en-suite bathroom, additional cot available. Full eat-in-kitchen and enormous loft-like great room with dining area, fireplace, piano and several seating areas.

Uniquely located on the only private property within the grounds of the Otsego Golf Club. There is ample outdoor room for games, parking or heading out for a hike or nature walk. The north end of the lake is a natural, protected wetlands with a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. Or take advantage of offers for golfing packages for you and your group.

Double sliding doors open onto a view of Mount Wellington and the ninth green while a stone-paved porch wraps around two sides of the house which backs directly onto woods.

High ceilings and fans keep the house cool all summer, enjoying breezes coming up from the lake, and baseboard heat and radiators warm the bedrooms and bathrooms on cooler days. Air-conditioning window units in each bedroom added in 2013.

Available mid-May through mid-September. Please check our calendar for available dates.

Keywords: Phoenix cottage, weekly rentals, Cooperstown, Glimmerglass Opera, Dream Park, Baseball, Summer Holiday Rental, Golf, Otsego Lake, Self-catering holidays, cultural tourism

More Details

Sophie Clarke
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Sophie Clarke

I am a garden designer in Spoleto Italy but I grew up on the property and went to school in Cooperstown. The beauty of the lake and hills here make it a natural garden.

Sophie Clarke purchased this cottage in 1920

Why Sophie Clarke chose Central - Leatherstocking

The property has been in my family for several generations and has been used as both a summer holiday retreat and a year-round home. It is both a peaceful place to immerse oneself in nature as well as a stimulating cultural center.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet days enjoying nature can be interspersed with world-class entertainment at the opera and visits to the fascinating museums of Cooperstown. And a stroll downhill brings you to the charms of the golf course, one of the 10 oldest in the US.


Cooperstown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • One is en suite to two-twin bedroom #4, one is both en suite to queen bedroom #1 and opens to great room (two doors), one is en suite to both double #3 and single #2 bedrooms (two doors).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , wardrobe, dresser and shelves
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , closet, dressers
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large closet and dressers, additional cot available
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Folding Cot (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Immediate tee times available at Otsego Golf Club, walk just 400 feet down the hill--very reasonable rates and special offers for our guests. Enjoy lunch on the Club porch with enchanting lake views.


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Vintage Cottage on Otsego Lake Golf Course Near Glimmerglass
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed @ Phoenix Cottage many times and find it delightful. The interior is freshened up w/ new slipcovers, etc, w/ out detracting from rustic charm and warmth.

Friends from New Haven, NYC and Wichita KS stopped in during our recent visit, and were so taken w/ the cottage. Wonderful place to entertain - casual, welcoming, just terrific. Our hosts were attentive and courteous.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Phoenix Cottage, and once again it did not disappoint. Sophie and Hyde really make it feel like a home, not a rental. Look forward to another visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and our friend's family stayed here the week of July 4th. Our boys played baseball in Cooperstown and it was magical! The house is a beautiful 20 minute scenic drive to Cooperstown Dream Park! This house is great. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook with. The beds were comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela, Thank you for staying with us at Phoenix Cottage, it was a pleasure to have you and your friends and family as guests. We hope you'll return on future trips to the area soon! best wishes, Sophie & Hyde
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Great cottage retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with friends while our sons played at Cooperstown. While it was about a 20 minute drive to the Dreams Park, it was a perfect place to relax and rest each day until we had to be at the ballpark again... was nice to have a quiet place to rest. This was such a beautiful area!!! This cottage had all the amenities we needed, lots of vintage charm and plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning to Phoenix Cottage again this year for your visit to the area--it is always a great pleasure to have guests come stay with us year after year--we hope you'll be back again before long! very best wishes to you and your family, Hyde & Sophie
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This is a MUST STAY!

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage was perfect for our family and another family in Cooperstown for the tournament. It's a little further away than some of the other homes for rent for this purpose but by far was the best. All other players' families agreed. Situated on a golf course, the cottage (very large and roomy) is nearby the lake and the view from the property is gorgeous. Wildlife abounds (dear, fox, chipmunks galore) and the night sky exquisite. There is ample room for everyone and you'll feel like you really got away! This is a MUST STAY!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Phoenix Cottage. We're very happy to know that you and your friends enjoyed your time here and were able to relax and take advantage of the position of the house in the countryside during your visit to Cooperstown. We hope you'll be able to return before long and send you all our best wishes until then.
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  • 1 of 5

The worst place I have ever stayed. Air unit out in one bedroom and it never got fixed even though we told them of the problem the first day. Bugs everywhere - in the bed, on ceiling, all over the bathroom, in the furniture. TV never worked. Did not want to even sit on the furniture - needs some serious updating.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're disheartened that any guest would be so unhappy with their holiday as to leave these comments. However, to set the record straight, we did have an electrician at the cottage within 24 hours to repair the A/C unit which is working fine. We're sorry this guest was unable to get the TV to work--it was and is working fine and we would have been happy to explain how to use it had the guest taken a moment to contact us--we have now left more detailed instructions at the cottage to help future guests so we thank this guest for bringing the need for that to our attention. We're not sure what bugs are referred to: we have screens and a regular spraying schedule both indoors and out and our house cleaners are quite conscientious but apologize if they missed anything. It is a large country cottage and there are indeed insects in the countryside--we do our best to keep them outside but midges may have gotten in if they left screen doors open in the evening with the lights on inside. The house is filled with antiques and comfortable upholstered furniture, we replace items each season as they become worn by our guests but we seek to provide classic accommodations in a traditional local summer cottage style, not a modern motel room decor. We urge guests to contact us immediately during their visit with problems or questions as we strive to ensure all our guests fully enjoy their stay at Phoenix Cottage.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Albany International Airport
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Otsego Golf Club
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Otsego Golf Club
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Glimmerglass State Park
Car: necessary

Glimmerglass Opera 1 mile (20-minute walk), Cooperstown Dreams Park 14 miles (22-minute drive), Cooperstown 9 miles (15-minute drive).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night

Security deposit $250; returned within 7 days of end of rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.